C C Branas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Helmet laws and motorcycle rider death rates
    C C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 19104 6021, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 33:641-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to trauma centers in the United States
    Charles C Branas
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 293:2626-33. 2005
  3. pmc Urban-rural shifts in intentional firearm death: different causes, same results
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 829 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1750-5. 2004
  4. pmc Firearm homicide and firearm suicide: opposite but equal
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Firearm Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:114-24. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Time, distance, and access to emergency care in the United States
    Brendan G Carr
    Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 14:1-4. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint No time to spare: improving access to trauma care
    Charles C Branas
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 11:1-4. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Variation in pediatric and adolescent firearm mortality rates in rural and urban US counties
    Michael L Nance
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Surgery, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4227, USA
    Pediatrics 125:1112-8. 2010
  8. pmc Determining objective injury prevention priorities
    D J Wiebe
    Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Inj Prev 12:347-50. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Regionalization of medical critical care: what can we learn from the trauma experience?
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:3085-8. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The time cost of prehospital intubation and intravenous access in trauma patients
    Brendan G Carr
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:327-32. 2008

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Helmet laws and motorcycle rider death rates
    C C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 19104 6021, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 33:641-8. 2001
    ..740). Our study weakens the claim that rider death rates are significantly lower in states without full motorcycle helmet laws...
  2. ncbi request reprint Access to trauma centers in the United States
    Charles C Branas
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 6021, USA
    JAMA 293:2626-33. 2005
    ..Previous studies have reported that the number and distribution of trauma centers are uneven across states, suggesting large differences in access to trauma center care...
  3. pmc Urban-rural shifts in intentional firearm death: different causes, same results
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 829 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1750-5. 2004
    ..We analyzed urban-rural differences in intentional firearm death...
  4. pmc Firearm homicide and firearm suicide: opposite but equal
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Firearm Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:114-24. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to compare the occurrence of firearm homicide and firearm suicide using routine activity theory as a framework for analysis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Time, distance, and access to emergency care in the United States
    Brendan G Carr
    Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 14:1-4. 2009
    ..This Issue Brief describes the first national study of population access to emergency care, taking into account the locations of emergency departments (EDs), people, and transportation...
  6. ncbi request reprint No time to spare: improving access to trauma care
    Charles C Branas
    University of Pennsylvania, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 11:1-4. 2005
    ..This Issue Brief summarizes a new study that estimates the proportion of residents that can reach a trauma center by ground or air ambulance within one hour of where they live, using objective measures of travel times and distances...
  7. doi request reprint Variation in pediatric and adolescent firearm mortality rates in rural and urban US counties
    Michael L Nance
    Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Surgery, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4227, USA
    Pediatrics 125:1112-8. 2010
    ..We examined whether firearm mortality rates among children varied across US counties along a rural-urban continuum...
  8. pmc Determining objective injury prevention priorities
    D J Wiebe
    Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Inj Prev 12:347-50. 2006
    ..Toward this end, the US National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) for 2000 to 2004 was accessed and four injury prevention priority scores (one previously defined and three new scores) were computed...
  9. doi request reprint Regionalization of medical critical care: what can we learn from the trauma experience?
    Jeremy M Kahn
    Division of Pulmonary, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 36:3085-8. 2008
    ..To review the rationale for the regionalization of adult critical care and discuss how lessons from the trauma experience may be relevant to this debate...
  10. doi request reprint The time cost of prehospital intubation and intravenous access in trauma patients
    Brendan G Carr
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Center for Outcomes Research at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 12:327-32. 2008
    ..We sought to estimate the contribution of procedures to on-scene duration focusing on intubation and establishment of intravenous (IV) access...
  11. doi request reprint A national analysis of the relationship between hospital factors and post-cardiac arrest mortality
    Brendan G Carr
    The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Intensive Care Med 35:505-11. 2009
    ..We sought to generate national estimates for post-cardiac arrest mortality, to assess trends, and to identify hospital factors associated with survival...
  12. pmc Access to emergency care in the United States
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 54:261-9. 2009
    ..Rapid access to emergency services is essential for emergency care-sensitive conditions such as acute myocardial infarction, stroke, sepsis, and major trauma. We seek to determine US population access to an emergency department (ED)...
  13. pmc Alcohol consumption, alcohol outlets, and the risk of being assaulted with a gun
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 33:906-15. 2009
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study to better delineate the relationship between individual alcohol consumption, alcohol outlets in the surrounding environment, and being assaulted with a gun...
  14. pmc Homicide and geographic access to gun dealers in the United States
    Douglas J Wiebe
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:199. 2009
    ..Whether FFLs contribute to gun-related homicide in areas where they are located, in which case FFLs may be a homicide risk factor that can be modified, is not known...
  15. pmc Investigating the link between gun possession and gun assault
    Charles C Branas
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Room 936 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2034-40. 2009
    ..We investigated the possible relationship between being shot in an assault and possession of a gun at the time...
  16. pmc A review of legislation restricting the intersection of firearms and alcohol in the U.S
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:674-9. 2010
    ..In the United States, injury is a leading cause of alcohol-related death, and alcohol use is the leading risk factor for injury. We reviewed state and federal legislation regulating the intersection of alcohol and firearms...
  17. doi request reprint Does the trauma system protect against the weekend effect?
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 69:1042-7; discussion 1047-8. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether the "weekend effect" exists for injured patients at our trauma center...
  18. doi request reprint Medicaid-based child restraint system disbursement and education and the vaccines for children program: comparative cost-effectiveness
    Jesse A Goldstein
    School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 8:58-65. 2008
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  19. doi request reprint Outcomes related to the number and anatomic placement of gunshot wounds
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 64:197-202; discussion 202-3. 2008
    ..Firearm wounding patterns have changed, and patients more commonly present with multiple gunshot wounds (GSWs). We hypothesized that multiple GSW are associated with increased mortality risk and increased hospital length of stay (LOS)...
  20. pmc Reducing firearm violence: a research agenda
    Janet Weiner
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
    Inj Prev 13:80-4. 2007
    ..This article summarizes the Collaborative's conclusions and identifies priorities for research and funding...
  21. pmc Hospital-reported pneumococcal susceptibility to penicillin
    Joshua P Metlay
    VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:54-9. 2004
    ..8). In addition, correlations were not significant in reported pneumococcal susceptibility to penicillin within individual hospitals during the 3 years...
  22. ncbi request reprint The case for enhanced data collection of gun type
    Therese S Richmond
    Division of Biobehavioral and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 57:1356-60. 2004
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  23. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of prehospital care times for trauma
    Brendan G Carr
    Department of Surgery, The Trauma Center at Penn, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 10:198-206. 2006
    ..We sought to determine national averages for prehospital times based on a systematic review of published literature...
  24. ncbi request reprint State helmet laws and motorcycle rider death rates
    C C Branas
    Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 7:1-4. 2001
    ..This Issue Brief summarizes a new analysis of the effects of motorcycle helmet laws on death rates, and points out the need to account for other potential factors when comparing death rates across states...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trauma center-community partnerships to address firearm injury: it can be done
    Therese S Richmond
    School of Nursing, Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    LDI Issue Brief 10:1-4. 2004
    ..This Issue Brief describes the development and implementation of these partnerships, and highlights one community's ongoing activities to reduce firearm injury...
  26. doi request reprint ACCESS: acute cerebrovascular care in emergency stroke systems
    Karen C Albright
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Neurol 67:1210-8. 2010
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  27. doi request reprint Access to pediatric trauma care in the United States
    Michael L Nance
    Department of Surgery, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:512-8. 2009
    ..To catalog trauma center resources and estimate access to age-specific trauma care for children younger than 15 years in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effective trauma center partnerships to address firearm injury: a new paradigm
    Therese S Richmond
    Firearm and Injury Center at Penn, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Trauma 56:1197-205. 2004
    ..Firearm violence is the second leading cause of injury-related death. This study examined the use of local trauma centers as lead organizations in their communities to address firearm injury...
  29. pmc The King-Devick test as a determinant of head trauma and concussion in boxers and MMA fighters
    K M Galetta
    Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neurology 76:1456-62. 2011
    ..We investigated the K-D test as a potential rapid sideline screening for concussion in a cohort of boxers and mixed martial arts fighters...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nonintracranial fatal firearm injuries in children: implications for treatment
    Michael L Nance
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Trauma 55:631-5. 2003
    ..Understanding the injury characteristics of nonintracranial fatal (NIF) gunshot wounds in children treated in a statewide trauma system will help guide effective treatment strategies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Survival among elderly patients after fractures of the distal radius
    Tamara D Rozental
    Division of Hand Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 27:948-52. 2002
    ..Survival rates after distal radius fractures were notably lower than those expected for individuals of the same age and gender in standard populations. Men were twice as likely to die as women and did so almost twice as quickly...
  32. ncbi request reprint The impact of trauma activations on the care of emergency department patients with potential acute coronary syndromes
    Peter E Fishman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 48:347-53. 2006
    ..We seek to determine whether the presence of a concurrent trauma activation negatively affects processes of care and outcomes for patients with potential acute coronary syndromes...
  33. doi request reprint A randomised controlled feasibility trial of alcohol consumption and the ability to appropriately use a firearm
    B G Carr
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 929 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Inj Prev 15:409-12. 2009
    ..To show the feasibility of using a controlled trial to investigate the effect of alcohol on firearm use...
  34. doi request reprint Translating community-specified indicators of program success into measurable outcomes
    Alice J Hausman
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:E22-30. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to outline a process whereby community-identified indicators of successful violence prevention were translated into measurable variables...
  35. ncbi request reprint Optimal driving conditions are the most common injury conditions for child pedestrians
    Michael L Nance
    Department of Surgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 20:569-73. 2004
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine the role of driving conditions on the occurrence of motor vehicle crashes involving child pedestrians...
  36. doi request reprint New injury and violence research website open to the world
    Harold B Weiss
    Center for Injury Research and Control, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Inj Prev 14:142. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint The rural-urban continuum: variability in statewide serious firearm injuries in children and adolescents
    Michael L Nance
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:781-5. 2002
    ..To compare rates of serious firearm injuries among children and adolescents treated in a statewide trauma system...